Deskee

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Deskee
Birth name Derrick Crumpley
Origin Queens, New York, U.S.A.
Genres House
Occupation(s) DJ, Producer, Remixer
Years active 1989-present
Labels Black Out

Deskee is the stage name for Derrick Crumpley, an American house music artist.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

He moved to Germany in 1984 with his mother, who was member of the Armed Forces.

Musical career[edit]

Deskee became the main DJ for the road show called The Body Snatchers Road Show (members: Tillman, Williams, and Crumpley), and they played in several night clubs throughout Germany. Deskee shopped at the Frankfurt record shop, Boy Records, during the late 1980s to mid 1990s, and was approached by the shop owners A. Shepanski and N. Jordan, who informed him of a compilation album they were about to release on their new independent record label, Black-Out. Deskee teamed up with local DJ and record producer H. Felber and engineer M. Rodiger, producing "Let There Be House". Maximillian Lenz (aka WestBam) and Klaus Jankuhn added further work to the record. The lyrics for the song were co-written by Deskee and fellow rapper Tony Walton (aka True), who went on to work sign with Black-Out also.

Deskee scored three hits on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart: two number-ones from 1990 ("Let There Be House" and "Dance Dance") and a top 20 hit in 1991 ("Kid Get Hyped", peaking at number 11). Deskee's singles also charted in the UK, where "Let There Be House" peaked at number 52, and "Dance, Dance" reached number 74 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] as well as Spain, Italy and Japan.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1]
U.S.
Dance

[2]
1989 "Let There Be House" 52 1 Dancetracks
1990 "Dance, Dance" 74 1
"Kid Get Hyped" 81 11
1991 "Lost in Groove"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Preceded by
"Touch Me" by 49ers
"Let There Be House"
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single

April 21, 1990 one week
Succeeded by
"Heaven" by The Chimes
Preceded by
"Let's Get Busy" by Clubland featuring Quartz
"Dance, Dance"
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single

September 29, 1990-October 6, 1990 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"This Is the Right Time" by Lisa Stansfield

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 151. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Billboard charts